I’ve been fortunate to hold senior executive positions with growing enterprises, combined with working with startups & VCs.
Enterprises – Growth Strategy/GM Emerging Business/COO
I established 3 new businesses/organizations with the company i was last with (NSDQ:ECIL):
- I managed and grew a mobile business from inception to over $50M in revenues, leading to a new product line for the company.
- I co-founded a $100M/400 employees global services & software division (16 locations around the globe). I was Head of Strategy/COO. The division doubled its revenues in 3 years.
- I managed a consulting business unit within that division.
Prior to that i was with Cisco Systems as a Business Development/Channel Manager. I established the channels organizations and a 4 employees team was established to take over the business, upon my departure. The business tripled in 18 months to over $20M in revenues.
I’ve been a change-agent and left a long lasting legacy with every company i was with.
I’ve done a broad range of roles from business & corporate development, to product/services marketing and operations. I’ve negotiated and signed over two dozen alliances, managed the budget of a $100M business, led the annual planning of a 400 employees division, pioneered sales management, new market expansion and board reviews.
Startups, Incubators and Venture Capital
I worked with US Venture Partners, while at Stanford and formed ValYou
, an online personalization and behavioral targeting, as a result of that work. I then joined a number of incubators/micro-VCs as a board member and/or mentor. Today i’m involved directly in five accelerators and two entrepreneurship programs. I have also been involved with a number of startups in different sectors: e-commerce, social music, business reviews & recommendation, SaaS etc.
I recently co-established 2020
, a pre-seed pre-idea incubator that connects entrepreneurs with enterprise innovation.